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Lammas Day

See the llama
Climb the mountain
On the harvest
Day he’ll stomp.

High up in the
Airy Andes
Full of haught
And full of pomp.

See him light
The circle’s candles
Chanting in his
Lammas way.

To welcome in
The year’s first harvest
Longhorns set
To greet the day.

See the lama all in saffron
What a lovely coat it makes
But who has got the hoofs to shear it
To harvest it this Lammas day.

See the lama
In the circle
Polyphonic
Where he sits.

When the circle
Is all over
He needs no snuffer
He just spits.

(alternative)
See the lamas
In the circle
Singing, singing
High they’ll hop.

When the circle
Is all over
They don’t slow down
They just drop.

 

If you like, you can see and hear The Lammas Song played on a Tenor Fluke (ukulele). Honestly, the sound could be better but I have the equipment I have.

I originally recorded this on my banjolele, but you couldn’t hear me at all.

I teach this to kids and they act the whole thing out in a circle. The best part is when they get to spit. Parents love that part. Until the end, of course, when they all just drop into a heap. Great for stuffy UU churches.

When I do this with adults, I am kind and replace drop with stop. Easier on the joints and fewer concussions.

 

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Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Poetry, Religion, Social, Uncategorized

 

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